Alfa’s Gi­uli­etta at­tracts a new fol­low­ing again

Bray People - - MOTORS -

YEARS ago I had two-litre, twin cam Alfa Gi­uli­etta which went like the clap­pers.

I fondly re­mem­ber the car with its evoca­tive shape and idio­syn­cratic styling, so it’s nice to see that Alfa’s newly in­car­nated Gi­uli­etta is once again at­tract­ing a new fol­low­ing.

The new car is light years away from the one I was once so proud of but it’s as stylish, is much more eco­nom­i­cal and has that quintessen­tially Alfa pedigree.

Alfa Romeo Style Cen­tre has pro­duced a new Gi­uli­etta, a five-door hatch­back with an ev­i­dent Alfa Romeo ap­pear­ance and ca­pa­ble of ex­press­ing both great agility on the most de­mand­ing routes and pro­vid­ing com­fort on ev­ery­day jour­neys. This is due to the new Com­pact plat­form which, thanks to the so­phis­ti­cated tech­ni­cal so­lu­tions em­ployed for the sus­pen­sion, the dual pin­ion ac­tive steer­ing, the so­phis­ti­cated ma­te­ri­als used and the man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies im­ple­mented, al­lows the Gi­uli­etta to achieve ex­cep­tion­ally high stan­dards both in terms of on-board com­fort as well as its dy­namic and safety fea­tures (ac­tive and pas­sive).

The per­fect blend of sporti­ness and style, the Alfa Romeo Gi­uli­etta re­de­fines the Brand's tech­no­log­i­cal stan­dards and emo­tional val­ues.

At­ten­tion to de­tail and high qual­ity ma­te­ri­als used for in­te­ri­ors are, to­day as al­ways, the most de­vel­oped ex­pres­sion of Ital­ian style.

Thanks to the ad­vanced er­gonomics in the in­te­rior de­sign, ev­ery switch is ide­ally lo­cated: the main ones are grouped to­gether at the cen­tre of the dash­board and fea­ture the same de­sign as those on the 8C Com­pe­tizione.

The nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem with pop-up dis­play al­lows driv­ers to safely dis­play the route or the me­chan­i­cal op­er­at­ing pa­ram­e­ters set by the Alfa DNA de­vice with­out hav­ing to take their eyes off the road.

There are four Turbo en­gines will be avail­able, all Euro 5 com­pli­ant and with a Start&Stop sys­tem to re­duce con­sump­tion lev­els and emis­sions fit­ted as stan­dard: two petrol ver­sions (120 HP 1.4TB and 170 HP 1.4TB Mul­tiair) and two diesels (105 HP 1.6 JTDM and 170 HP 2.0 JTDM, both sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion Mul­tiJet en­gines). The range is com­pleted by the high per­for­mance 235 HP 1750 TBi with di­rect in­jec­tion and scav­eng­ing con­trol in com­bi­na­tion with ex­clu­sive Quadri­foglio Verde in­te­ri­ors.

This lat­ter ver­sion equipped with a 235 HP 1750 TBi en­gine per­fectly rep­re­sents the way in which Alfa Romeo of­fers the most in this seg­ment. Not just a means of trans­port, but a ve­hi­cle that can re­ally con­nect with the cus­tomer. There is strong ac­cel­er­a­tion thanks to high torque lev­els even at low revs, a smooth re­sponse that min­imises gear­box use thanks to the flex­i­bil­ity typ­i­cal of mod­ern petrol en­gines.

The 105 HP 1.6 JTDM is a flex­i­ble and eco­nom­i­cal diesel en­gine that will sur­prise cus­tomers due to its prompt re­sponse (in Dy­namic mode, max. torque is a gen­er­ous 320 Nm at just 1,750 revs) com­bined with ex­tremely low fuel con­sump­tion (in the ex­tra-ur­ban cy­cle, it is just 3.7 l/100 km). This is pos­si­ble thanks to the com­bi­na­tion of sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion Mul­tiJet tech­nol­ogy and the Start&Stop sys­tem. Con­se­quently, it is an en­gine ded­i­cated to all those in search of a car with char­ac­ter and a dis­tinc­tive style, af­ford­ing the typ­i­cal agility and han­dling of an Alfa Romeo yet able to com­bine the lat­ter with lim­ited run­ning costs.

Alfa Romeo Gi­uli­etta.

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